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Making a Digital Layout with  a Narrative Page usingAdobe Photoshop Elements           By Laura Hedgecock   Author of Trea...
First, establish the background for your narrative. •Under File, Choose New ->Blank File                                  ...
Choose the page color or backgroundOn yourcontent panel        Clicking on(on right)           your selectionchoose a     ...
Your page will look something like this.Hint: If yourruler isn’tdisplaying, turnit on under theView menu.
Next, you’ll establish your scrapbook                 background page.•Select, File-> New.• This time, set yourlayout size...
Again, you’ll choose a background
Your result will look something like this.
Select and open yourlarger (12 x12)canvas out of theproject bin.Using yourmouse, drop anddrag the smallersheet onto yourpa...
You can re-size yousheet usingthe ruler.Don’tworry, youcan adjust itlater as well.
A Word about LayersJust like paperlayouts are madeup of layers, eachpage or item youadd to yourproject ispreserved in asep...
Adding Your Narrative Text•In your wordprocessingsoftware, highlight the text.(Control + Aselects all text)•Then useContro...
Add Text to Your Layout•Use the Texttool to draw atext box•With the texttool stillselected, useControl + V tocopy your tex...
Adjusting Text•With the text tool still selected, you can change the font, fontsize, font color, and and vertical spacing ...
Select Photos to Add to your Layout• In the  Organizer, select  the photos you’d  like to add to your  layout (Control).• ...
Select and drag the additional photos out of yourproject bin, in the same way that you added yournarrative paper.
After you                 Ifhave placed                 necessary, yoyour                 u can evenphotos, you           ...
Hint: To add a torn effect to you paper,1) Select the appropriate layer2) Draw the edge you desire with your Quick Selecti...
To finish your “torn” edge, select a slightly lighter color and go  over the edge with your brush.
All that’s left now is to add your embellishments.
Finished!
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Making a Digital Layout with a Narrative Page using Adobe Photoshop Elements

  1. 1. Making a Digital Layout with a Narrative Page usingAdobe Photoshop Elements By Laura Hedgecock Author of Treasure Chest of Memories © Laura Hedgecock 2013
  2. 2. First, establish the background for your narrative. •Under File, Choose New ->Blank File 1. Ne •In the dialog box that appears, type in your filename. •Change the size to inches •Choose your page size. I usually start with width: 8.5 and height 11 •Set the resolution to 300. •Click OK
  3. 3. Choose the page color or backgroundOn yourcontent panel Clicking on(on right) your selectionchoose a will changebackground yourfor your new background.image.
  4. 4. Your page will look something like this.Hint: If yourruler isn’tdisplaying, turnit on under theView menu.
  5. 5. Next, you’ll establish your scrapbook background page.•Select, File-> New.• This time, set yourlayout size for 12inches wide by 12inches high, (if you’reworking with a 12 x12 layout. )
  6. 6. Again, you’ll choose a background
  7. 7. Your result will look something like this.
  8. 8. Select and open yourlarger (12 x12)canvas out of theproject bin.Using yourmouse, drop anddrag the smallersheet onto yourpage.
  9. 9. You can re-size yousheet usingthe ruler.Don’tworry, youcan adjust itlater as well.
  10. 10. A Word about LayersJust like paperlayouts are madeup of layers, eachpage or item youadd to yourproject ispreserved in aseparate layer.
  11. 11. Adding Your Narrative Text•In your wordprocessingsoftware, highlight the text.(Control + Aselects all text)•Then useControl +C tocopy the text onyour “clip board.”
  12. 12. Add Text to Your Layout•Use the Texttool to draw atext box•With the texttool stillselected, useControl + V tocopy your textthe page
  13. 13. Adjusting Text•With the text tool still selected, you can change the font, fontsize, font color, and and vertical spacing between lines.
  14. 14. Select Photos to Add to your Layout• In the Organizer, select the photos you’d like to add to your layout (Control).• On the right hand side click on “Fix” and select “Full Photo Edit”
  15. 15. Select and drag the additional photos out of yourproject bin, in the same way that you added yournarrative paper.
  16. 16. After you Ifhave placed necessary, yoyour u can evenphotos, you delete textcan adjust from theyour text box. main box and add it to an additional box.
  17. 17. Hint: To add a torn effect to you paper,1) Select the appropriate layer2) Draw the edge you desire with your Quick Selection Tool3) Use the magic eraser to shape your paper edge
  18. 18. To finish your “torn” edge, select a slightly lighter color and go over the edge with your brush.
  19. 19. All that’s left now is to add your embellishments.
  20. 20. Finished!

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